Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation


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General Information
Description of AgencyThe former Skippack Elementary School became home to the county 4-H program and the Penn State Cooperative Extension offices in 1984. The Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization and purchased the empty school building in Creamery from the Perkiomen Valley School District. A board of volunteers was assembled to take on the huge task of raising funds to pay for the expansive renovations the dated building required. One major goal of the foundation was to assemble the various agencies in the county that dealt with agriculture, making a one-stop location for the farming community. Two other pressing issues were to relocate the Cooperative Extension offices from their present site in Norristown and to provide meeting space for the numerous 4-H activities and meetings in the county. The vacant school building was the perfect answer. The generosity of local businesses, individuals and government officials was overwhelming, allowing the office space to be renovated within the first year and the meeting rooms opened the following year. Prior to the Creamery (Skippack Township) location, the 4-H clubs met in an old chicken house in Towamencin Township. This was sold and proceeds were put toward the renovations of the new center. Additional land was purchased from the State Correctional Institute at Graterford and signed over to the 4-H Foundation in December 1987 by Governor Thornburgh, bringing the property to just in excess of 20 acres. At present, a twelve member volunteer board provides leadership for the Montgomery County 4-H Center. Tenants include: Penn State Cooperative Extension of Montgomery County, PA Department of Agriculture Region VII, Tykes and Tots, and Wirth Planning.
LocationMontgomery
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameNancy M. Kadwill
Contact's Position4-H Coordinator
Contact's Phone610-489-9277
Contact's Emailinfo@montcopa4hcenter.org
Physical Site Address 11015 Bridge Road
Physical Site Address 2Suite H
Physical Site City, State, ZipCollegeville, PA 19426
Main Phone610-489-4315
Fax610-489-9277
Emailinfo@montcopa4hcenter.org
Web Addresshttp://www.montcopa4hcenter.org
 
Director Information
Director's NameNancy M. Kadwill
Director's Position4-H Coordinator
Director's Phone610-489-9277
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation
Affiliated Programs: Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation - Montgomery; Collegeville
Affiliated Services: Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation - 4-H Club Programs
Montgomery County Farm, Home and 4-H Foundation - Scholarship Opportunities